Johnny Ruffo dead at 35: Network Seven set to broadcast poignant tribute to Home and Away star  following his death - as a date is revealed for his memorial in Perth

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A Channel Seven special is group to aerial on Tuesday nighttime to honour Johnny Ruffo's life pursuing his decease past week.

The character and vocalist died peacefully pinch his family and beloved partner Tahnee Sims by his broadside connected Friday greeting astatine a Sydney hospital, aft a agelong conflict pinch encephalon cancer. 

7News Spotlight will tally an hour-long programme connected Tuesday nighttime astatine 7.30pm, titled Remembering Johnny Ruffo.

Seven's Chief Content Officer of Entertainment Programming Angus Ross remembered Ruffo's contribution to nan web successful a statement.

'Seven is profoundly saddened by nan passing of Johnny Ruffo,' he said.

A Channel Seven typical is group to aerial connected Tuesday nighttime to honour Johnny Ruffo's life pursuing his decease past week. 7News Spotlight will tally an hour-long programme connected Tuesday nighttime astatine 7.30pm, titled Remembering Johnny Ruffo

'The talented and charismatic performer was calved to entertain and brought joyousness to nan lives of truthful galore connected and disconnected nan screen.

'His infectious power and large bosom will beryllium missed by each who had nan privilege to cognize him,' Ross added. 'We walk connected our heartfelt condolences to Johnny's partner, family and friends.'

It comes after Ruffo's family took to his individual Instagram connected Monday to denote a memorial work for nan Home and Away prima will beryllium held successful Perth connected November 25.

'A memorial work to observe John's unthinkable life will beryllium held connected November 25 successful Perth, WA,' nan connection read, adding 'more details' will follow.

Ruffo's family took to his individual Instagram connected Monday to denote a memorial work for nan Home and Away prima will beryllium held successful Perth connected November 25

Ruffo died on Friday morning astatine a Sydney hospital, and the heartbreaking news was announced connected his Instagram page. 

'It is pinch a dense bosom that coming we had to farewell our beloved Johnny,' a connection read.

'Surrounded by his partner Tahnee and family, Johnny went peacefully pinch nan support of immoderate unthinkable Nurses & Doctors.

The character died peacefully pinch his family and beloved partner Tahnee Sims by his broadside connected Friday greeting astatine a Sydney hospital, aft a agelong conflict pinch encephalon cancer 

The character is champion known for playing Chris Harrington connected nan Seven Soap from 2013 to 2016 (pictured)

He besides appeared connected soap rival Neighbours successful 2020

'He was a very talented, charming and sometimes cheeky boy. Johnny was very wished and had a beardown will. He battled each nan measurement to nan extremity and fought arsenic difficult arsenic he could. Such a beautiful psyche pinch truthful overmuch much to give. 

'We each emotion you Johnny and will retrieve you for each nan joyousness you brought to our lives. Rest easy.'

Ruffo was first diagnosed pinch encephalon crab successful 2017 aft he went to infirmary pinch achy migraines.

Timeline of Johnny Ruffo's life earlier his decease aged 35

1988 – Ruffo was born in Perth to parents Jill and Pascoe

2011 – Singer's profession takes disconnected connected X Factor Australia, wherever he placed third

2012 – Ruffo wins Dancing With The Stars. He besides releases his debut azygous 'On Top'

2013 – Ruffo's acting profession begins, appearing connected Channel Seven's Home and Away as Chris Harrington

2015 – Singer meets his partner Tahnee Sims

2017 – Ruffo is first diagnosed pinch encephalon crab aft he went to infirmary pinch achy migraines

2019 – He reveals his crab is successful remission

2020 – Ruffo's crab returns

2022 – The character confirms his crab is terminal 

2023 – Ruffo dies from encephalon crab pinch Tahnee and his family by his side

In August that year, he was rushed to room and had a 7cm encephalon tumour surgically removed from his frontal lobe, earlier undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Ruffo went into remission months aft his first test successful 2017, but revealed successful November 2020 nan illness had returned.

In August 2022, he confirmed his encephalon crab test was terminal and said he feared really his woman Tahnee would header erstwhile he is gone.

Ruffo marked different twelvemonth of undergoing chemotherapy successful December 2022, and revealed he was looking guardant to having a break and spending clip pinch family complete Christmas. 

The character put connected a brave face, smiling and giving nan thumbs up while he sat successful a chair.

'Back successful my favourite chair,' he wrote sarcastically alongside nan hashtags #ihatethischair and #f**kcancer.

In March this year, Ruffo started different information of chemotherapy and posted a photograph of himself undergoing nan curen successful infirmary pinch his girlfriend Tahnee by his side.

Johnny said astir his concerns astir really Tahnee would header aft his decease successful a heartbreaking question and reply connected The Project past year.

'You tin only ideate really difficult it's been for her,' he told past big Carrie Bickmore.

'What plays successful my caput a batch is, I dislike to opportunity this, really difficult it whitethorn beryllium for her if thing does hap to me.

'So, it's thing that I don't want to deliberation about. It conscionable gets maine a small spot affectional astir it because I cognize astatine immoderate constituent thing will happen, whether it's, you know, a period from now aliases 10 years from now aliases 20 years.'

Ruffo besides told Bickmore he had already outlived his life expectancy.

'At immoderate constituent it will get maine but I'm still fighting. Still kicking on. Looking up my test and my tumour, nan mean life expectancy was 3 years,' he said.

Born successful nan Perth suburb of Balcatta, Ruffo's showbusiness profession began erstwhile he successfully auditioned for nan 3rd play of The X Factor Australia successful 2011.

Ruffo won fans during his quality arsenic a finalist connected The X-Factor Australia successful 2011

After being mentored by Guy Sebastian, Ruffo was nan past contestant eliminated successful nan competition, which was yet won by Reece Mastin.

A euphony profession followed, pinch Ruffo releasing respective deed singles including On Top and Take It Home.

But he is possibly champion known for starring arsenic instrumentality favourite Chris Harrington connected Home and Away betwixt 2013 and 2016.

He besides appeared connected that show's soap rival Neighbours successful 2020.

Ruffo said astir his concerns astir really Tahnee would header aft his decease successful a heartbreaking question and reply connected The Project past year 

'What plays successful my caput a batch is, I dislike to opportunity this, really difficult it whitethorn beryllium for her if thing does hap to me,' he said astatine nan time


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